A safe space for snowflakes . . . Mount Holyoke Students Create ‘Alternative Space’ For Those Triggered By Gun Rights Speech
Antonia Okafor, a black, female conservative and gun rights activist is scheduled to speak at Mount Holyoke College this week on the importance of women arming themselves. Her talk is titled, “Female Empowerment and the Second Amendment,” but some of the school’s leftists say they can’t bear the thought of connecting women’s rights with campus carry, so they’re holding their own competing event.
The Mount Holyoke Climate Justice Coalition says they’re stepping in on behalf of campus feminists (how’s that for “intersectionality?”) and hosting an “alternative space” that will be used to shelter those who wish to avoid Okafor’s talk.
So is this really pro-2A three dimensional chess? . . . An Update on Gun Legislation One Month After the Texas Mass Shooting
The post-Sutherland Springs actions from the military track pretty closely with the background check legislation that was passed by the House yesterday. Referred to as the Fix NICS Act, the bill—which was rolled into the larger Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act this week—would require all federal agencies and departments to review their own criminal records reporting standards.
The bill requires agencies to develop plans to bring them into compliance with reporting requirements if they are not, and threatens to withhold bonuses to political appointees in those agencies if they do not comply.
The bill passed the House yesterday, and now goes to the Senate for approval.
Whether this bill will increase compliance—a law to require bureaucrats to follow existing laws—is uncertain. However, given the intense and predictable post-Sutherland Springs shooting demands for more restrictions on firearms and an expansion of the flawed background check system, the provisions of Fix NICS bill are welcome.
If this is extent of the federal response to the latest mass shootings, the Second Amendment will have dodged a barrage of bullets.
Can’t we all just get along? . . . Let’s try seeking common ground on gun rights for a change
For years, if not decades, the gun-control lobby has been pleading with firearms owners to come together and find some “common ground” on gun control, and in so doing, they started with the wrong message and certainly the wrong sales pitch.
Instead, let’s find some common ground on gun rights.
For openers, can we agree that the Second Amendment should be treated with the same respect as the other amendments in the Bill of Rights? The Second Amendment is no less important than the First Amendment, or any of the eight other amendments.
After all, we are not talking about guns, we’re talking about a constitutionally delineated fundamental right. It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.
THE Jamaica Constabulary Force and its law enforcement counterparts in the United States are now conducting a major investigation following the seizure of more than 100 illegal firearms at the Miami International Airport in Florida.
The guns and more than 200 assorted rounds of ammunition were destined for Jamaica, a release from the police’s Corporate Communications Unit said yesterday.
The Jamaica Observer has since learnt that the guns were destined for Montego Bay, St James, the parish that has recorded more than 300 murders so far this year.
Sandy Hook had nothing whatsoever to do with concealed carry, but whatever . . . Sandy Hook Families Travel To Washington To Speak Out Against Gun Legislation
But beyond the specific legislation being discussed Wednesday, Dougherty shared another frustration: In the five years since her sister was killed, the House has not held a single vote on any legislation to strengthen the nation’s gun laws.
“It is absolutely shameful,” she said. “It is deplorable and unacceptable that nothing has happened since my sister’s murder.”
Murray said a busload of advocates from Newtown had traveled to Washington to attend the rally, meet with members of Congress and participate in an evening vigil to honor the tens of thousands of victims of gun violence since Sandy Hook.
Your feel-good story of the day . . . Robber Pulls a Gun and Points It Right at Texas Dad’s Children — It Cost Him His Life
A robber reportedly rushed into the restaurant and demanded money from the father. When he refused, the suspect turned his attention to nearby employees and tried to rob them as well.
The quick-thinking dad then tried to rush his family out of the Popeyes, but before they all made it out, the robber allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the man’s children.
That would prove to be a deadly mistake.
As soon as the father saw the gun pointed at his kids, he pulled out his own firearm and dropped the robber with a deadly accurate shot.
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